Experience Brocade ICX7750 and other vendor SFP

Olivier Benghozi olivier.benghozi at wifirst.fr
Tue Mar 31 13:13:08 UTC 2015


I don't know if ICX behave like the FCX, but on those equipments, other_vendor_SFPs work perfectly (Finisar, Skylane CWDM 70km, at least).
However the brocade won't let you use "optical-monitor" on them if they are "standard coded", so you won't be able to check optical values (tx/rx dBm levels and so on). Having the other_vendor_SFP coded as a "Brocade SFP" will do the trick however.

> Le 31 mars 2015 à 14:44, Joe McLeod <jmcleod at musfiber.net> a écrit :
> 
> +1 on Brocade ICX 6610 with other vendor's optics.  We're using the 6610's as aggregation route/switches with a mix of Cisco, Alcatel, and 3rd party optics (one of which is a 10G BiDi) and have had no issues.
> 
> Thanks,
> Joe
> 
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> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Jordan Medlen
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> Subject: Re: Experience Brocade ICX7750 and other vendor SFP
> 
> I use the ICX 6610's which I believe run the same code train. I use other vendor optics to light 3 spans of dark fiber, one of which is 60km, so I have Axiom 80km optics in production there. I have had no issues. I also use the VDX series switches with other vendor optics and no issues.
> 
> Jordan Medlen
> Network Engineer
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>> On Mar 31, 2015, at 05:55, Florian Figula <florian at figula.de> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> does anyone have experiences regarding Brocade ICX7750 and other vendors SFP.
>> 
>> Information will be helpful for planing new infrastructure and costs.
>> 
>> Thanks to all!



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